Queer Futures aims to engage with a diverse set of actors like art/cultural practitioners, activists, institutions, cultural theorists, and LGBTQI communities in Kerela for the remaking of Sweet Maria Monument. Artist Aryakrishnan R. proposes the creation of a temporary community around creative practice and queerness. So far, the Sweet Maria Monument happened in academic and art places but by replacing it and remaking it with the very community it talks about, the artist proposes dialogic encounters and active participation to enable further conversations on art and life. What do the queer futures look like? How do sexual minority communities enact the life they envision for themselves and others? How do they partake in the cultural process? Beyond the dualism of visibility and invisibility, between the public declarations of coming out and queer prides and the more private bedroom jokes, gossips, and fantasies, what transpires? How do they live and modify their bodies amidst the demands from institutions, discourses, and disciplinary practices? The effort is not to bring visibility to queer identities in the existing representational order, but to bring an epistemological change in the discourse.
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